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3 months ago

Thousands of Turkish women defy ban to protest for equal rights

Thousands of women in Turkey marked International Women's Day by marching for equal rights.
3 months ago
Women shout slogans during a protest to mark International Women's Day in Istanbul, Turkey, March 8, 2024.
3 months ago

South Carolina driver blocked by feisty turkey

A driver in South Carolina was forced to hit reverse and evade an unexpected road obstacle -- a combative turkey fanning its feathers and pecking at the car in its path.
3 months ago
VIDEO: South Carolina driver blocked by feisty turkey
3 months ago

Thousands of Turkish women defy ban to protest for equal rights

Over 338 women have been killed in Turkey since March, an activist group says.
3 months ago
Over 338 women have been killed in Turkey since March, an activist group says.
6 months ago

'Close to fading': American caver speaks out about rescue from Turkish cave

Mark Dickey spoke to ABC News' "Good Morning America" about the dramatic rescue.
6 months ago
The American caver who was trapped in a Turkish cave for 12 days, Mark Dickey, appears on "Good Morning America," on Sept. 14, 2023.
8 months ago

US facing backlash from Turkey

Turkey's president has criticized the U.S. for moving the USS Gerald Ford aircraft carrier group into the region. He says it could commit "serious massacres" in Gaza.
8 months ago
VIDEO: US facing backlash from Turkey
8 months ago

Shooting down of Turkish armed drone 'regrettable incident': Pentagon

The U.S. had warned Turkey the drone was flying above American forces.
8 months ago
The U.S. had warned Turkey the drone was flying above American forces.
9 months ago

Terrorist attack in Turkey

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device hours before a session of the country's parliament.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Terrorist attack in Turkey
9 months ago

American rescued from Turkish cave

Mark Dickey was taken to a medical tent after a meticulous rescue operation.
9 months ago
VIDEO: American rescued from Turkish cave
9 months ago

Turkish officials confirm evacuation of American explorer

Doctors and emergency workers are now working to slowly raise critically ill researcher Mark Dickey from an underground cave.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Turkish officials confirm evacuation of American explorer
9 months ago

Rescuers race to save American from Turkish cave

Caving instructor Mark Dickey, 40, has been unable to return to the surface since Aug. 31 after he fell ill.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Rescuers race to save American from Turkish cave
9 months ago

American caving instructor falls ill in Turkish cave

Mark Dickey, 40, was in a 3,400-foot-deep cave when he started experiencing intestinal problems, according to the New Jersey Initial Response Team.
9 months ago
Mark Dickey, 40, was in a 3,400-foot-deep cave when he started experiencing intestinal problems, according to the New Jersey Initial Response Team.
1 year ago

An American journalist was murdered in Turkey. Why didn't the US investigate?

Turkish authorities say Halla and Orouba Barakat were killed in a family dispute. Others suspect a targeted assassination.
1 year ago
Funeral of Syrian anti-Assad activist, Orouba Barakat, 60, and her 22-year-old journalist daughter Hala Barakat who were stabbed to death in their apartment in Uskudar, is held Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 23, 2017.
1 year ago

Turkish President Erdogan declares victory after pivotal runoff election

Millions of people cast ballots for the second time in two weeks after neither candidate initially secured more than 50% of the vote.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Turkish President Erdogan declares victory after pivotal runoff election
1 year ago

Turkish voters looking to runoff presidential vote with hope and fear

Turkey will hold a May 28 runoff election to determine its next president.
1 year ago
Supporters of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's president, and presidential candidate for the Justice and Development Party (AKP), during an election campaign rally in Istanbul, Turkey, May 7, 2023.
1 year ago

Turkish presidential election heads to runoff

The two frontrunners, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Kemal Kilicdaroglu, will face off in a second round of voting after no candidates were able to get at least 50% of the vote.
1 year ago
The two frontrunners, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Kemal Kilicdaroglu, will face off in a second round of voting after no candidates were able to get at least 50% of the vote.
1 year ago

Turkish presidential election heads to runoff

AKP supporters in Istanbul are jubilant after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received 49.2 % of the vote in the Turkish presidential election on May 14.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Turkish presidential election heads to runoff
1 year ago

Turkish elections head to runoff

Turkish voters will head back to the polls in two weeks for a runoff election to decide if incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan or his Kemal Kilicdaroglu will lead the country.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Turkish elections head to runoff
1 year ago

Voters in Turkey head to the polls in pivotal election

In a test of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's leadership, the outcome could be crucial for NATO and U.S. support for Ukraine.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Voters in Turkey head to the polls in pivotal election
1 year ago

Turkey and Syria in ‘grave danger of a secondary crisis’: David Miliband

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos interviews International Rescue Committee President David Miliband, on “This Week.”
1 year ago
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with David Miliband
1 year ago

Turkey’s president says Sweden shouldn’t expect support for a NATO membership bid

Plus, Pope Francis calls laws that criminalize homosexuality “unjust," and a treasure hunt is underway in the Netherlands for a buried stash of jewelry dating back to World War 2.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Turkey’s president says Sweden shouldn’t expect support for NATO membership bid
2 years ago

Suspect reportedly detained in Istanbul explosion that left 6 dead, 53 injured

An explosion in Istanbul, Turkey, leaves at least 6 dead, 53 injured. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called the explosion a terrorist attack.
2 years ago
Police and emergency service members work at the scene after an explosion on busy pedestrian Istiklal street in Istanbul, Turkey, Nov. 13, 2022.
2 years ago

32 killed in highway crashes in Turkey

Two separate highway disasters 150 miles away from each other each involved vehicles slamming into earlier crash scenes.
2 years ago
VIDEO: 32 killed in highway crashes in Turkey
2 years ago

2 horrific road crashes in Turkey kills dozens

Dozens are now dead in two separate incidents including first responders and journalists.
2 years ago
VIDEO: 2 horrific road crashes in Turkey kills dozens
3 years ago

Firefighting plane crashes in Turkey

Officials in Moscow said the Russian firefighting plane crashed while trying to land at an airport in southern Turkey.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Firefighting plane crashes in Turkey
3 years ago

Drone footage shows devastation from Turkey wildfires

Drone footage shows the devastating aftermath of wildfires that have been raging in Turkey.
3 years ago
Drone footage shows the devastating aftermath of wildfires that have been raging in Turkey.
4 years ago

US sanctions NATO ally Turkey for purchasing Russian missile system

Pres. Trump sanctioned Turkey for purchasing a Russian missile defense system after years of Congress pressuring him to.
4 years ago
The final parts of the second battery of Russian S-400 missile defense system arrive at Murted Airbase in Ankara, Turkey, on Sept. 15, 2019.
4 years ago

Americans threatened by terror, kidnapping plots in Turkey, embassy warns

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey warned Americans about potential terror and kidnapping plots in an urgent security alert.
4 years ago
The U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, is pictured on Dec. 9, 2015.
4 years ago

Armenia claims Turkey 'shot down' one of its jets during Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

Armenia says Turkey shot down one of its fighter jets as fighting with Azerbaijan around disputed enclave Nagorno-Karabakh intensifies.
4 years ago
An ethnic Armenian soldier fires an artillery piece during fighting with Azerbaijan's forces in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in this handout image released on Sept. 29, 2020 by the Armenian Ministry of Defense.
4 years ago

Child dies as migrant and refugee crisis escalates on Greek-Turkish border

After Turkey opened its borders to let refugees and migrants out, chaos has been brewing at the border with Greece.
4 years ago
Migrants waiting on the Turkish side of the Greece-Turkey border, March 2, 2020. Greece was on a state of alert on March 1, 2020 as it faced an influx of thousands of migrants seeking to cross the border from Turkey, with locals fearing a new immigration crisis.
4 years ago

Avalanche wipes out rescue team; 33 dead overall

Successive avalanches struck the same spot in eastern Turkey, trapping dozens and killing 33 people who attended the first avalanche.
4 years ago
Turkish soldiers and locals try to rescue people trapped under avalanche in Bahcesaray in Van province, Turkey, Feb. 5, 2020.
4 years ago

3 dead, 179 injured after passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport

A passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport, with the fuselage ripped into three parts.
4 years ago
A Pegasus airlines Boeing 737 plane lies in pieces after it skidded off the runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport, Feb. 5, 2020.
4 years ago

Passenger jet slides off runway, breaks into pieces in Turkey

The Pegasus Airline plane completely ripped in half with 183 people on board after it was unable to stop on an Istanbul runway, killing at least three people and reportedly injuring 179.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Passenger jet slides off runway, breaks into pieces in Turkey
5 years ago

Analysis: Turkey once again threatens to close U.S. bases

The latest squabble indicates worsening ties between Washington and Ankara
5 years ago
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump greets Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan during a joint news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo
5 years ago

Trump to welcome Erdogan as friend despite tensions in US-Turkish relations

President Trump will welcome Turkey's president as a friend despite high tensions in U.S.-Turkish relations and bipartisan condemnation of Turkey's actions in Syria.
5 years ago
President Donald Trump shakes hands with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Roosevelt Room where they issued a joint statement following their meeting at the White House, May 16, 2017,  in Washington, DC.
5 years ago

US lifts Turkey sanctions as impeachment inquiry heats up

President Donald Trump announced U.S. sanctions have been lifted on Turkey as more career diplomats testify in the impeachment probe.
5 years ago
VIDEO: US lifts Turkey sanctions as impeachment inquiry heats up
5 years ago

Amid Turkey-Russia deal, fate of Kurd civilians in the balance

The president of Turkey warned the Kurds that their positions would be destroyed if they did not pull back farther in northern Syria starting Wednesday.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Amid Turkey-Russia deal, fate of Kurd civilians in the balance
5 years ago

US 'ceasefire' with Turkey appears to fall apart

The short-lived deal comes as Republicans continue to blast President Trump for abandoning the Kurds in the region.
5 years ago
VIDEO: US 'ceasefire' with Turkey appears to fall apart
5 years ago

Trump on ceasefire: This is an ‘incredible outcome’

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria with allied rebels and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds.
5 years ago
Trump on cease fire: This is an ‘incredible outcome’
5 years ago

Pence arrives in Turkey to try to broker cease-fire

Turkey’s president has refused to negotiate with the U.S. and argues that the Kurds represent a terrorist threat.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Pence arrives in Turkey to try to broker cease-fire
5 years ago

Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo traveling to Turkey

President Donald Trump is sending a U.S. delegation to negotiate a ceasefire amid ongoing fighting near the Turkey-Syria border.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo traveling to Turkey
5 years ago

Pence travels to Turkey in hopes of cease-fire

Vice President Mike Pence is hoping to broker a cease-fire in Turkey’s attack on Syria as Russia moves in to fill the void left by the U.S. withdrawal.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Pence travels to Turkey in hopes of cease-fire
5 years ago

Trump threatens Turkey with new sanctions

President Trump’s threat for even tougher sanctions follows the president’s conversation just over a week ago that essentially opened the door for Turkey to invade Syria.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Trump threatens Turkey with new sanctions
5 years ago

Turkish military moves ahead with massive military operation along Syrian border

Turkey pushes deeper into Syria with more strikes in the attack on U.S.-backed Kurdish forces who were critical allies in the fight against ISIS.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Turkish military moves ahead with massive military operation along Syrian border
5 years ago

Trump set to authorize sanctions in warning to Turkey

President Trump has authorized, but not implemented sanctions in a warning to Turkey over its operation in Syria, as Turkey rejects his call for diplomacy.
5 years ago
President Donald Trump speaks to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the opening ceremony of the NATO summit at the NATO headquarters in Brussels.
5 years ago

Pentagon warns Turkey it won't receive F-35 if it buys Russian missiles

Pentagon warns Turkey it has until July 31 to not buy Russian missiles or it won't get the F-35 stealth fighter.
5 years ago
A pilot assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron and 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chiefs prepare an F-35A Lightning II for taxi, Jan. 15, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
5 years ago

Turkey releases detained NASA scientist after years in prison

Turkey has released Serkan Golge, a NASA scientist who the country accused of belonging to a terrorist organization.
5 years ago
Turkey has released Serkan Golge, a NASA scientist who the country accused of belonging to a terrorist organization.
5 years ago

US officials worry as Turkey poised to purchase Russian defense system: Sources

Turkey is moving forward with the controversial purchase of Russia’s most sophisticated and advanced air defense system.
5 years ago
President Donald Trump shakes hands with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Roosevelt Room where they issued a joint statement following their meeting at the White House, May 16, 2017,  in Washington, DC.
5 years ago

5-year-old girl pulled from rubble 18 hours after building collapse

At least three people were killed. The apartment building housed 43.
5 years ago
Rescue workers try to remove rubble from an eight-story building which collapsed a day earlier in Istanbul, Feb. 7, 2019.
6 years ago

For 3rd straight year, Turkey jailed more journalists than any other country: Report

The Turkish government currently has 68 journalists jailed.
6 years ago
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during his weekly parliamentary address, Oct. 23, 2018, in Ankara, Turkey.
6 years ago

Freed US pastor says he's 'one of the most hated men in Turkey'

Pastor Andrew Brunson was a longtime missionary in Turkey, arrested in 2016.
6 years ago
President Donald Trump prays with American pastor Andrew Brunson in the Oval Office of the White House, Oct. 13, 2018, in Washington. Brunson returned to the U.S. around midday after he was freed Friday, from nearly two years of detention in Turkey.